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Re: Re: TEAK/WOOD/TREX cockpit grate?




Thanks Gene!

Sincerely, 

Rick Bensyl
> 
> From: "geneandlizadams" <geneandlizadams@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: 2006/05/22 Mon AM 01:17:40 EDT
> To: <sanjuan23@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Re: TEAK/WOOD/TREX cockpit grate?
> 
> Bob and all
> Marine stores sell a plastic squares that fit together and can be cut to
> fit. They can be easily lifted for cleaning and are much less expensive than
> either teak or cedar.  They are also non skid. Last time I checked they cam
> in two or three colors.
> Gene Adams
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bob Schimmel" <bpschim@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <sanjuan23@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Sunday, May 21, 2006 12:46 PM
> Subject: Re: TEAK/WOOD/TREX cockpit grate?
> 
> 
> > Interesting that you should send this note.  I have been thinking of
> > changing my grid to cedar but I like your idea of using Trex. I wonder
> > how hot it would be under foot and if it would be slippery when wet.
> > You can cut the notches with a router.  I haven't yet figured out how to
> > line up the slats so it fits the shaped cockpit sole as I have too many
> > other projects on the go right now to consider doing this one. Let me
> > know how you make out though.  Why let good R&D go to waste huh?
> >
> > Regards
> >
> > Bob Schimmel
> > (Always stay curious)
> >
> > bpschim@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Rick Bensyl wrote:
> > > Hi everyone- I recently purchased a San Juan 23 in the last six months
> and really enjoy the boat and the website. After reviewing Bob Schimels'
> tech tips and seeing his cockpit grate made in vinyl, I would like one also.
> > >
> > > I priced the "do it yourself" teak grate materials at West marine and it
> looks like it would cost over $500. You can have a custom one made by "Thai
> teak Industries" and have it shipped to the US  for around $350, but I would
> really like to do this on a shoestring budget.
> > >
> > > Has anyone tried doing this yourself? I am looking into building it out
> of the Trex composite deck materials sold at Home Depot/Lowes, but am not
> sure how one would cut all the notches needed into the composite material.
> > >
> > > Ideas or suggestions anyone? THANKS!
> > >
> > > R. Bensyl
> > > SJ 23 - First Wave
> > > Atlanta, GA     USA
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